Advantages and Disadvantages of Lay Magistrates

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Lay Magistrates

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Magistrates have good local knowledge because they work or live near the court they're working in and so have an increased
understanding.
3. The cost of a Magistrates case is significantly less than a Crown Court case, it would also cost approx. 100 million pounds to
replace all lay magistrates with qualified district judges.
4. Training has improved and they are not complete 'amateurs` and a lot of the decisions only require common sense.
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Aaron

Fri 10th May, 2013 @ 12:52

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